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Players Stock On The Rise After David Rose Classic

It was a great weekend of hoops at Proehlific Park with some of the most talented players around the nation came together to battle it out. A handful of players impressed our staff, as some were already well known and others put their names on our radar. We’ll look at some players who stood out above the rest and performed on the big stage. Some of these guys are future stars of basketball, so...

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From the Sideline: David Rose MDC Impressions (Part 2)

For Chris Barnette, he won over the hearts of the Phenom Hoop Report staff at the recent David Rose MDC. The combo guard can easily play both guard positions and did an outstanding job of running his team in the half court, however he is highly effective coming off ball screens and consistently knocking down long-range 3-pointers. As a matter of fact, Barnette may have been one of the best pure...

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David Rose Memorial Day Classic Player Evaluation: Jalen Cone

2020 point guard Jalen Cone is one of the most electrifying guards in the state at 15 years old. Already tracking nationally, Cone debuted at No.5 back on our initial 2020 rankings a few months ago.  Since then he’s been shredding up the 15U Adidas Gauntlet circuit for Team Loaded. Cone is offensively gifted at a young age and he’s a good shooter with serious range, an excellent passer, and...

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From The Sidelines: David Rose MDC Impressions (Part I)

From the Sideline David Rose MDC Impressions Part 1 Best Player (In attendance) 6’7 ’18 Landers Nolley (Team Loaded) Landers Nolley created the most buzz the entire weekend at the David Rose MDC. Nolley is a silky smooth athletic wing that can easily score from all three levels on the court. We were impressed with his ability to score off the dribble and his consistency from the 3-point line....

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Phenom Hoops Rankings: A Look at the 2018 Class

The updated 2018 rankings were released and we saw lots of changes.  Some players moved up the top 100, while others saw their positions slip after subpar spring performances. This class has many prospects who will go on to be extremely productive at the next level.  To give a little retrospect, majority of players in the top 50 are receiving strong interest from D1 programs across the nation....

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Porter’s Standouts at David Rose MDC Session II

Phenom Analyst Jason Porter sat sidelined all weekend long at the David Rose MDC Session II. Here are a few names that stood out in Greensboro this weekend. Qudus Wahab NC Team Loaded 17u: Jayden Gardner, 6’7 2018 F – All world motor on this kid. Hustle plus power plus talent drives this kid making him a double/double machine. You are not going to outwork this kid on the court so when you face...

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David Rose Memorial Day Classic — Today’s 5 to Know (Session 2)

Today’s 5 to Know #PhenomDavidRose – Day 2 By Jamie Shaw On this holiday weekend, we have a lot of talent in the gym. Making this event a tournament format gives each of these teams (and players) something to play for. The talent showed out as there has been some great performances to this point…In fact we had so many teams register for the event we had to break it up into a Session 1 and a...

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Today’s 5 to Know — Grassroots Tip Off Live – Evening Sessions

The talent showed out as there has been some great performances to this point…In fact the performances have been so good that we needed to break it up into morning and evening players to know… Today’s 5 to Know #PhenomDavidRose – Evening Session By Jamie Shaw On this holiday weekend, we have a lot of talent in the gym. Making this event a tournament format gives each of these teams (and players)...

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6’7″ 2018 Landers Nolley (Team Loaded NC)

Coming into this high school season, Nolley, II wasn’t much of a known name. It wasn’t until his high school, Langston Hughes in Georgia, made a great run to win a state championship. After that run, Nolley became a hot name. 6’7” 2018 Landers Nolley, II Team Loaded NC By Jamie Shaw Coming into this high school season, Nolley, II wasn’t much of a known name. It wasn’t until his high school,...

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David Rose Memorial Day Classic — Alumni List

  David Rose Memorial Day Classic We have been very fortunate that a number of elite level talents have come through the David Rose Memorial Day Classic to help this great cause. The David Rose Memorial Day Classic has quickly grown into one of the most sought after events, during this time, in the region. Through this event, proceeds are raised to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project and...

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David Rose Memorial Day Classic Preview — 6’7″ 2018 Jayden Gardner of Team Loaded NC

This year, Jayden Gardner was awarded NC Basketball Coaches Association All-State 1st Team, Cap-8 Player of the Year, he has over 15 Division 1 basketball offers and he averaged 23 points, 14.8 boards and shot 64% from the field. By all accounts, every possible measurable, Jayden Gardner is a stud hooper. So why is he still falling under the radar? Gardner is a 2-time alum of the prestigious...

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David Rose Memorial Day Classic Preview — 5’11” 2018 Jalen Johnson (Durham Hurricanes)

David Rose Memorial Day Classic Previews 5’11” 2018 Jalen Johnson Durham Hurricanes – Murphy By Jamie Shaw It became quite clear in April that Jalen Johnson was a point guard that college coaches needed to watch immediately. He always had the skill set and toughness, but his confidence had just taken a step to a different, more elevated, level. Johnson is a point guard in every sense of the...

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David Rose Memorial Day Classic Preview — 6’5″ 2019 Jace McKenney (Carolina Wolves NC 16s)

David Rose Memorial Day Classic Previews 6’5” 2019 Jace McKenney Carolina Wolves NC 2019 By Jamie Shaw The second the ball is tipped you notice 6’5” sophomore Jace McKenney. His strength and explosion are immediately apparent as he plays a very loud and very powerful game. McKenny, blessed with long arms and an explosive vertical leap plays in non-stop attack mode and above the rim both...

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David Rose Memorial Day Classic Preview — 6’1″ 2021 Carter Whitt (Team Loaded NC 15)

David Rose Memorial Day Classic Player Previews By Jamie Shaw 6’1” 2021 Carter Whitt of Team Loaded NC 15s It doesn’t take much court time until you notice that Carter Whitt is something special. The way he leads his team, navigates traffic, plays with poise beyond his years, there is something special about the young man and he shows it in every setting against all age groups he plays against....

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David Rose Memorial Day Classic Preview — 5 We’re Looking Forward to Seeing (Part 2)

David Rose Memorial Day Classic Session 1 – May 27 Session 2 – May 28 By Jamie Shaw Who We Are Looking Forward to Seeing (Part 2)   6’ 2018 Chris Barnette NC Runnin’ Rebels Barnette is the consummate point guard, the guy who never turns the ball over, team mates love playing with and shoots over 50% from beyond the arc. He has a great handle and pace on the ball and knows just how to...

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Phenom’s #79 Prospects, Aamir Simms Commits to Clemson

6’9” 2017 Aamir Simms of Blue Ridge in St George, Virginia has committed to Clemson University. Phenom Hoops #79 ranked player in the country chose Clemson over a final group that included Miami, Pittsburgh, and VCU. Simms joins former Blue Ridge team mate Scott Spencer at Clemson, but while Spencer did play a part in his recruitment Simms made the decision on his own merit, “Scott did play a...

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DavidRoseMDC Reviews Part 6 – Jason Porter of AllStar Peps

Niquan Cousins Great action this weekend out in Greensboro for the annual David Rose Memorial Day event! This tournament always brings out good teams for a good cause (portion of funds goes to the Wounded Warrior Project). The following are some of the players from the event that you need to know! Jamaru Brown, 6’2 2018 G at Southern HS – I have thought this kid was a next level player every...

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DavidRoseMDC Reviews Part 5 – Jason Porter of AllStar Preps

Great action this weekend out in Greensboro for the annual David Rose Memorial Day event! This tournament always brings out good teams for a good cause (portion of funds goes to the Wounded Warrior Project). The following are some of the players from the event that you need to know! Colton Reed, 6’1 2017 G at Heritage HS – Kids like this are the type I can’t help but be drawn to as a scout. Not...

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David Rose MDC Quick Hitter Recaps: 6’3” 2017 TJ Jeffers (Mid State Magic 17s)

People know about TJ Jeffers, he participated in the prestigious North Carolina Top 80, and showed well for himself. However, I am not sure that many people outside of us who selected the North Carolina Top 80 knew just how good Jeffers is. After his performance at the North Carolina Top 80, we wrote, “TJ is a very athletic wing guard that can do so many things on both ends of the court. Coach...

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#DavidRoseMDC Reviews Part 4 – Jason Porter of AllStar Peps

#DavidRoseMDC Reviews Part 4 – Jason Porter of AllStar Peps   Great action this weekend out in Greensboro for the annual David Rose Memorial Day event! This tournament always brings out good teams for a good cause (portion of funds goes to the Wounded Warrior Project). The following are some of the players from the event that you need to know! Donte Tatum, 6’1 2017 G at Cary HS – This kid...

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David Rose MDC Player Profile – 6’10 19 Deandre Wilkins (Team Loaded 15U)

There’s an old basketball saying, “You can’t teach size.” That is exactly the case for 6’10 DeAndre Wilkins. Wilkins told Phenom Hoops at the David Rose Memorial that he would be reclassing to the 2019 class and plans are to enroll at Wesleyan Christian Academy in High Point, North Carolina. At the 3rd Annual NC Top 80 camp, we wrote the following; “What you see now is not the finished product,...

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David Rose MDC Quick Hitters – 6’4″ 2017 Cameron Wormack (CC Force)

If you play your heart out, there is always a spot for you on the floor. This is exactly the way that 6’4 2017 Cameron Wormack of the Central Carolina Force plays. He has a non-stop motor, which just burns hot for the entirety of the game. Coming to play in the prestigious 2015 South Carolina Top 80, Wormack was a bit of an unknown. However, he was quickly able to make his mark. After his...

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DavidRoseMDC Recap: 6’2 2018 Elbert Ellis (Team Felton 16s)

6’2 2018 Elbert Ellis (Team Felton 16s) By Jamie Shaw Last week was a great week for Ellis, he picked up 3 Division 1 offers, so naturally he had a bit of a target on his back coming into Session 1 of the David Rose Memorial Day Classic. He did nothing to disappoint putting a full arsenal on display. Ellis has long attended Phenom Hoops events, be it team tournaments or individual camps. During...

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DavidRoseMDC Recap: 6’ 2018 Greyson Collins (Carolina Wolves NC 16s)

6’ 2018 Greyson Collins (Carolina Wolves NC 16s) By Jamie Shaw Collins competes, there is no other real way to put it. His game is very productive and seems to make positive plays, on each possession, for either himself or his team surrounding him. The lefty capped the day with a 30 point performance, making 5 3s in the act. This outburst was par for the course on the day. Collins has come to...

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David Rose MDC Player Profile: 6’4 ’17 Douglas Elks (WCBA Elite Blue)

6’4 ’17 Douglas Elks (WCBA Elite Blue) is a highly skilled and fundamentally sound guard. He works equally hard in the classroom as he does on the basketball court and sports an amazing 4.7 GPA at Ravenscroft, which is a private NCISAA school in Raleigh. At the David Rose Memorial Day Class, Elks averaged 15.8 PPG as WCBA Elite Blue finished 5-1. Consistently is a strong attribute! He is a low...

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Who is David Rose?

The David Rose Memorial Day Classic benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project has quickly become one of the most sought after events in the area, during Memorial Day. However, despite all the great players and teams who will be getting elite level exposure, we want to make sure you understand what the David Rose Memorial Day Classic is all about. One man, representing many!   David Rose was...

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David Rose MDC Preview: Mid State Magic 16U “1-2 scoring punch will be on display”

David Rose MDC Preview Mid State Magic 16U 1-2 scoring punch will be on display   6’4 ’18 Trey “Mater” Cousin Trey “Mater” Cousin is simply wired to score. He has an unbelievable feel for the game and has that “sixth” sense when it comes to scoring. More importantly, Trey plays with a high motor and gives tremendous energy and effort on both ends of the court. The D1 prospect has the...

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